World Television Day 2021: history, importance, and everything you need to know
World Television Day as described by The U.N
Among all the digital media sources, T.V is still the largest video consumption source. Across the globe, November 21 celebrates the impact of T.V. As per the U.N, it impacts decision-making by bringing attention to important conflicts. It also sharpens the focus on major issues.
A United Nations website says, “World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world,”
Why does The United Nations mark November 21 as World Television Day?
in 1996, the first World Television Forum was held on November 21-22. Well-known media persons met for the two-day summit. They discussed how Television is important and how it will improvise their cooperation. They considered it as a major tool for informing, channelling and influencing public opinion.
Why Television is almost everyone’s preference?
Even though most people prefer the internet, T.V is still irreplacable. Ever since mass communication has taken hold, T.V has been helpful in shaping public opinions. It is very important to make people aware and educated. Television is the largest source of video consumption. It continues to rise globally because most households have television sets.
The invention of Television:
Scottish engineer, John Logie Baird invented Television in 1924. This invention came to India almost after three decades. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation played a major role in doing so. Doordarshan continued to be the only government channel for three decades. Afterwards, a lot of public and private channels came in. Under the new economic reforms, foreigners were also allowed to engage in limited operations.
All thanks to television for it brought the whole world to us, much closer than it is for real. Happy World Television Day to everyone 🙂